Council for International Trade - Trade Update California Chamber of Commerce Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Featured Headlines

Urge President Not to Adopt Steel/Aluminum Tariff
CalChamber, March 6, 2018


2018 Trade Policy Agenda and 2017 Annual Report
U.S. Trade Representative, February 28, 2018

Press release. Fact Sheet. 

US, Canada, Mexico Flags

California Chamber of Commerce
and Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Join Forces in Support of NAFTA

CalChamber, March 6, 2018


Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations
U.S. Trade Representative, March 5, 2018

8th Round Begins Late March/Early April

CalChamber Companies in the News

AT&T Foundry Innovation Center Opens in Mexico
AT&T Newsroom, March 6, 2018

Ford and GM to Meet US Trade Officials on Tuesday
CNBC, February 27, 2016

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
March 6, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Personal Income Up, Unemployment Claims Down
March 2, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Aluminum Foil From the People’s Republic of China
February 27, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Lighthizer’s Statement on Senate Confirmation of Deputy USTRs, Chief Agriculture Negotiator
March 1, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S.-Colombia Dialogue Reaffirms an Enduring Partnership
March 1, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo Calls On Members to Avoid Triggering an Escalation in Trade Barriers
March 5, 2018

WTO Chief Makes Rare Warning of Trade War Over U.S. Tariff Plan
Reuters, March 2, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Chairman Brady Discusses the Latest on Trade
March 5, 2018

Brady Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to 7th Round of NAFTA Negotiations
March 2, 2018

Trade Agreements


U.S. Trade Envoy Says Tariffs
Are An Incentive to Get NAFTA Deal Done

Reuters, March 5, 2018

Trump Drags NAFTA Into His Potential Trade War
The SF Chronicle, March 5, 2018

U.S. Pushes NAFTA Talks Pace,
Warns of Political Headwinds

Reuters, March 4, 2018

‘Don’t React’: Trade Experts Look
Past Trump Noise at NAFTA Talks

Reuters, March 3, 2018

Energy is Crown Jewel of NAFTA Nations
and Will Bind Them, Even in a Trade War

CNBC, March 2, 2018

Study Puts Dollar Value on U.S. Dairy Support
The Western Producer, March 1, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Quits in
Latest Sign of Roiling U.S. Relations with Mexico

The Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2018

Top NAFTA Goal is Changing
‘Rules of Origin’ Trade Rep Says

The Washington Examiner, February 28, 2018

U.S. Trade Officials Meet Auto
Executives in Midst of NAFTA Talks

Reuters, February 27, 2018

Mexico Sugar Industry Not Worried
By U.S. Trade Deal Review

Reuters, February 27, 2018

Farmers for Free Trade Heads
to Mexico for NAFTA Talks

AgWeb, February 27, 2018

Rising Rates and Trump’s
Threats Tie Trudeau’s Hands

AJoT, February 27, 2018

Britain Still Confident of Trade Deal with U.S.: May’s Spokesman
Reuters, March 5, 2018

Malaysia, EU: No Free Trade Agreement if EU Bans Palm Oil
The New Straits Times, March 4, 2018

New Trade Agreement Could ‘Expose Taxpayers’ to Financial Risk
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 4, 2018

Would Trump Rejoin the TPP? Let’s Hope So
Bloomberg, March 4, 2018

EU, Mercosur Extend Trade Talks, Paraguay Sees Deal Soon
Reuters, March 2, 2018

Britain’s May Sets Out Brexit Vision for Trade Deal Deeper Than Any Other
Reuters, March 2, 2018

EU, Japan Seek to Push Through Trade Deal Before Brexit
Reuters, February 28, 2018

Eyes on the ‘Prize’: Canada Hosting South American Bloc in Hopes of Accessing Free Trade with Brazil, Argentina
National Post, February 28, 2018

Thailand Weighs Benefits of Joining Trade Pact Trump Ditched
Bloomberg, February 27, 2018


Frustrated White House Free Traders Mount Campaign to Weaken Trump Tariffs
Politico, March 5, 2018

Escalating Trade Fight, Trump Threatens Higher Taxes on European Cars
The New York Times, March 3, 2018

Q&A: How Trump’s Tariffs Could Affect People and Companies
AP, March 2, 2018

Corporate America Really Hates Trump’s Aluminum-Tariff Proposal
Yahoo Finance, March 2, 2018

Other Countries May Now Also Cite National Security to Block U.S. Imports: Former US Trade Representative
CNBC, March 2, 2018

Trump Says Trade Wars are ‘Good, and Easy to Win’
Bloomberg, March 1, 2018

Trump’s Tariff War Nudges Cohn Toward White House Exit
Politico, March 1, 2018

Is the U.S. Losing Its Tech Edge? Trade Data Hints Yes
Forbes, March 1, 2018

Here’s How Trump Could Really Hurt China on Trade
Bloomberg, March 1, 2018

One of Trump’s Closest Allies Says Congress Will Defy the President If He Makes a Move That Could Start a Trade War
Business Insider, February 27, 2018

The Cost of Retaliation: How American Farmers and Ranchers Have Historically Paid the Price for Trade Disputes
February 2018


California Would Be A Casualty of Trump’s Trade War
The Sacramento Bee, March 5, 2018

California Farmers’ Objections Could Kill Conservative Immigration Bill
The Sacramento Bee, March 5, 2018

Why Trump’s Steel Tariffs Could Have an Outsize Impact on California
KPCC, March 2, 2018

Trade War Could Spark Food Fight, California Growers Fear
The Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2018

Port of Oakland Landmark Project Could Start By Summer
AJoT, March 1, 2018

Major $183 Billion Boost to California’s Economy Expected Over 10 Years
AJoT, February 28, 2018

More International Articles

EU Raises Stakes for Trump By Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland
AJoT, March 6, 2018

France’s Macron Urges WTO Action Over U.S. Steel Tariffs
US News & World Report, March 5, 2018

Don’t You Forget About Me: US Is Still Europe’s Most Important Trade Partner
Euractiv, March 5, 2018

Australia Ex-PM Says Trump Tariffs Make Allies Collateral Damage
AJoT, March 2, 2018

China Pledges Wider Market Access, Especially for Financial Sector
Reuters, March 1, 2018

Canada, Brazil – Not China – Will Be Hit Hardest By Trump’s Steel Tariffs
CNBC, March 1, 2018

German Steel Industry Urges EU to Fight U.S. Import Tariffs
Reuters, March 1, 2018

Asia Fears Trade War After Trump Plans Hefty Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
Reuters, March 1, 2018

India’s Economic Growth Could Support More US Exports in Future: USTR
The Economic Times, March 1, 2018

Cuba’s Capitol Reopens After Years of Restoration
Reuters, March 1, 2018

Australia Accused of Imposing Fewer Restrictions On Overseas Labour Than TPP Partners
The Sydney Morning Herald, February 28, 2018

Xi’s Power Trip Could Change China
Bloomberg, February 27, 2018

Senior U.S., China Officials to Meet This Week on Trade
Reuters, February 27, 2018

Emerging Markets in 2018: Risk and opportunity in the Most Promising Countries and Industries
AJoT, February 27, 2018




Share Trade Update:
Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Addthis

2017 Israel Trip Blog
Israel Trip Blog - Fall 2017

Canada Border Tour Blog
Canada Border Tour Blog - Sep. 2017

2017 California Export Guide
The California Export Guide is published by ThinkGlobal Inc. in partnership with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at San Diego State University. The guide provides expert advice and information for exporters.

You can view the entire
Trade Update on our website.

Export Award Lopo
President's Export Award Recipient

Visit for export/import information, trade stats, trade policy, FAQs and more.

Upcoming Events:

International Trade Payment and Financing Options

EU General Data Protection Regulations Seminar

Info Session on US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai - San Francisco

Info Session on US Pavilion at Expo 2020 - Palo Alto

Comprehensive Export Training (2-Day Event)
4/13/2018 - 4/14/2018

Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference 2018
4/16/2018 - 4/17/2018

Business Forum: Innovations in Safety and Security
4/18/2018 - 4/20/2018

Chile California Clean Engery Conference

Expo Seguridad
4/242018 -4/26/2018

Expo Seguridad Mexico Trade Show
4/26/2018 - 4/28/2018

World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

Water and Agriculture Technology Business Mission to Israel
5/8/2018 - 5/10/2018

CalChamber International Forum

21st Annual International Business Luncheon

2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
6/20/2018 - 6/22/2018

83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)
9/8/2018 - 9/16/2018

China International Import Expo
China International Import Expo

11/5/2018 - 11/10/2018


California Coalition
for Free Trade

A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda.

Join or Learn More


California Congressional Delegation Pictorial Roster

California Congressional Committee Assignments

California Legislative Pictorial Roster

Federal Government:

The White House

The U.S. Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Trade Representative

State Government:


California State Senate

California State Assembly

California Department of Finance

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development – GO Biz

GO-Biz California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners

bizfile california


Free eNewsletters

Receive free eNewsletters to help keep you up to date on the laws affecting you and your business. To subscribe to any of the newsletters, visit this link.

Connect with CalChamber   LinkedIn   CalChamber RSS Feeds


CalChamber Store


Note: This email is being sent to members of the CalChamber Council for International Trade; CalChamber members with international interests; local, binational and American chambers of commerce abroad; the consular corps; California congressional delegation, selected U.S. and California government officials; and representatives of business and trade associations.

If you would like to be added to the subscriber list for this free e-newsletter, please click here.

To unsubscribe from Trade Update, please email us.

1215 K Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 444 6670